If there’s Sunday reading on your agenda today, you need to check out the eulogy for Steve Jobs written by his sister, Mona Simpson. Published today in the New York Times, it was read by Mona at Steve’s memorial service at the Memorial Church of Standford University on October 16th.
Here’s an excerpt:
When I met Steve, he was a guy my age in jeans, Arab- or Jewish-looking and handsomer than Omar Sharif.
We took a long walk — something, it happened, that we both liked to do. I don’t remember much of what we said that first day, only that he felt like someone I’d pick to be a friend. He explained that he worked in computers.
I didn’t know much about computers. I still worked on a manual Olivetti typewriter.
I told Steve I’d recently considered my first purchase of a computer: something called the Cromemco.
Steve told me it was a good thing I’d waited. He said he was making something that was going to be insanely beautiful.
Check out the entire eulogy, here. It’s a powerful, and emotional read.